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#141670 - 09/30/04 12:55 PM Minimum qualification
lyledunn Offline
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A number of young lads have asked me about working as an electrician in the States and Australia. I was wondering just what the minimum qualifications might be and what regulatatory impediments might exist.
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#141671 - 10/01/04 02:22 PM Re: Minimum qualification
pauluk Offline
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As far as the U.S. is concerned, the requirements vary from state to state. There's a site with links to the various state regulatory bodies on ECN somewhere -- Perhaps one of the U.S. members could post it?

Visa/immigration issues will also be a consideration. As somebody who has jumped through all the INS hoops to get work authorization in the U.S., I can assure you that a plentiful supply of patience is definitely a requirement!
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#141672 - 10/03/04 05:38 PM Re: Minimum qualification
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Hi there Lyle!.
Here's the link to the US Licensing requirements:

http://electrical-contractor.net/StateLicensing.htm

As far as Australia goes, individual states have thier own requirements as to the minimum standard for Licencing.
I'll see what I can dig up.

Mike:]
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